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It is the mission of the Chautauqua Fire Department to protect and preserve life, property and environment from fire and disaster, whether it be natural or man-made and other emergency situations that the department may respond to.

A "Starry Night" in Chautauqua.

The third annual “Starflight, Starry Night” fundraising event will be held Saturday, May 12, The fundraiser and awareness event, which aims to raise money for Starflight and its lifesaving transport service, will include dinner, entertainment and a number of other activities. The public is invited to attend, and all proceeds will benefit the Starflight program. “The Starflight program plays a vital role in our ability to get the most critical patients to specialty tertiary centers in time to save their lives,” Wright said. “We are indebted to the specialized physicians, medevac flight crew, health care specialists, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, WCA Services Corporation staff, and civic and governmental representatives who have shaped this program into one of the finest medevac services in this region.”

New to this year’s event will be the presentation of the first annual Starflight EMS Agency of the Year award, which will go to the Chautauqua Fire Department. This award is presented to an EMS agency that has shown commitment to emergency services and support of Starflight’s lifesaving mission. In 2017, Chautauqua Fire Department participated in 331 calls, with 218 of those calls being EMS related.

The inaugural Starflight EMS Agency of the Year award will be presented to the Chautauqua Fire Department. The award is presented to an EMS agency that has shown commitment to emergency services and support of Starflight’s lifesaving mission.

“On behalf of everyone at the Chautauqua Fire Department, I am pleased to accept this distinguished award,” said Jesse Briggs, Chautauqua Fire Department chief. “Starflight has proven to be a crucial program in our communities and we will continue to support them in any way we can.”